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写真 | 2021年 10月 27日 03:02 JST

Inside a Kabul children's hospital as Afghanistan's health system crumbles

Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul, October 24. Afghanistan's health system is crumbling amid the fallout of a rapidly spreading economic crisis that has threatened millions with hunger.  

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Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul, October more

Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul, October 24. Afghanistan's health system is crumbling amid the fallout of a rapidly spreading economic crisis that has threatened millions with hunger. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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As crowds of mothers and sick children fill waiting rooms in the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, medical staff are squeezing three babies into a single incubator and doubling them up in cot-like infant warmer beds. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

As crowds of mothers and sick children fill waiting rooms in the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, medical stmore

As crowds of mothers and sick children fill waiting rooms in the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, medical staff are squeezing three babies into a single incubator and doubling them up in cot-like infant warmer beds. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Nurses who once took care of three or four babies each are now having to look after 20 or more to make up for the absence of staff who fled the country when the Taliban seized power in August.     

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Nurses who once took care of three or four babies each are now having to look after 20 or more to make up for more

Nurses who once took care of three or four babies each are now having to look after 20 or more to make up for the absence of staff who fled the country when the Taliban seized power in August. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Although the number of blast victims and war wounded have fallen since the fighting ended, Afghanistan's hospitals are grappling with the fallout of a rapidly spreading economic crisis that has threatened millions with hunger.    REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Although the number of blast victims and war wounded have fallen since the fighting ended, Afghanistan's hospimore

Although the number of blast victims and war wounded have fallen since the fighting ended, Afghanistan's hospitals are grappling with the fallout of a rapidly spreading economic crisis that has threatened millions with hunger. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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U.N. agencies say as much as 95% of the population does not regularly have enough to eat and last month, the head of the World Health Organisation warned the health system was on the brink of collapse as international aid has dried up.   REUTERS/Jorge Silva

U.N. agencies say as much as 95% of the population does not regularly have enough to eat and last month, the hmore

U.N. agencies say as much as 95% of the population does not regularly have enough to eat and last month, the head of the World Health Organisation warned the health system was on the brink of collapse as international aid has dried up. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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For the medical team, it is the acute staff shortage that is causing the heaviest strain. They have not been paid in months and often struggle even to pay their car fare to work. "We only ask from the government firstly that, they should increase our staff," says Marwa, the nursing supervisor in the nursery ward. "Because of the changes, most of our colleagues left the country."   REUTERS/Jorge Silva

For the medical team, it is the acute staff shortage that is causing the heaviest strain. They have not been pmore

For the medical team, it is the acute staff shortage that is causing the heaviest strain. They have not been paid in months and often struggle even to pay their car fare to work. "We only ask from the government firstly that, they should increase our staff," says Marwa, the nursing supervisor in the nursery ward. "Because of the changes, most of our colleagues left the country." REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Nurses who would normally be taking care of three or four babies for each nurse are now handling 23. "It is a lot of load on us," she said.   
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Nurses who would normally be taking care of three or four babies for each nurse are now handling 23. "It is a more

Nurses who would normally be taking care of three or four babies for each nurse are now handling 23. "It is a lot of load on us," she said. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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The hospital, built during the Soviet era in 1985 and financed by Indian aid money, has 360 beds but is operating well over capacity because of the lack of functioning clinics in the provinces around Kabul. 
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The hospital, built during the Soviet era in 1985 and financed by Indian aid money, has 360 beds but is operatmore

The hospital, built during the Soviet era in 1985 and financed by Indian aid money, has 360 beds but is operating well over capacity because of the lack of functioning clinics in the provinces around Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Farooq lies in a shared incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul.  
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Farooq lies in a shared incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REmore

Farooq lies in a shared incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A family is seen at the intensive care unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A family is seen at the intensive care unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A family is seen at the intensive care unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A 40-day-old baby lies in bed at the premature infants ward. The doctor said that the baby did not cry at the moment of birth and the brain has not receivied proper circulation in the last 40 days. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A 40-day-old baby lies in bed at the premature infants ward. The doctor said that the baby did not cry at the more

A 40-day-old baby lies in bed at the premature infants ward. The doctor said that the baby did not cry at the moment of birth and the brain has not receivied proper circulation in the last 40 days. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A family at the intensive care unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A family at the intensive care unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A family at the intensive care unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Mohammad Latif Baher, assistant director of the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, said officials from the U.N. children's agency UNICEF have given some help but more is needed quickly to fill the shortage of medicines and supplies to treat malnourished children. "They (international organisations) have promised more aid. And we hope that they will keep their promises," Baher says.   REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Mohammad Latif Baher, assistant director of the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, said officials from the U.Nmore

Mohammad Latif Baher, assistant director of the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, said officials from the U.N. children's agency UNICEF have given some help but more is needed quickly to fill the shortage of medicines and supplies to treat malnourished children. "They (international organisations) have promised more aid. And we hope that they will keep their promises," Baher says. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul.  
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Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTEmore

Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Women stand at the intensive care ward of the children hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Women stand at the intensive care ward of the children hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Women stand at the intensive care ward of the children hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Babies sleep in a shared bed at the maternity unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Babies sleep in a shared bed at the maternity unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Babies sleep in a shared bed at the maternity unit at the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital. REUTERS/Jorge Silmore

Three babies share an incubator at the premature infants ward at the Indira Gandhi hospital. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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